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Founded: 1994

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, is the nation's largest home-based travel agent franchise network in the travel industry.

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, is always looking for ways to strengthen and grow its relationships with industry partners.
November 8th, 2019
American Express Travel recognized, Julie Irovando, Cruise Planners franchise owner, with the prestigious Excellence in Card Benefits Fulfillment Award during the American Express Travel Forum in Los Angeles, California.
October 24th, 2019
Today, Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, announced it has enhanced capability to micro-target direct mail and email marketing efforts.
October 17th, 2019
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative solidified its territory as a top technology innovator with its Chief Information Officer, Brian Shultz, earning CIO of the Year Award at South Florida Business Journal’s Annual...
October 15th, 2019
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative and its non-profit organization CP Cares™ has partnered with Food For The Poor (FFP) to provide humanitarian aid to The Bahamas devasted in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.
October 2nd, 2019
For the second year in a row, Michelle Fee, CEO and founder of Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, is recognized in Florida Trend’s Florida 500 list.
September 26th, 2019
Cruise Planners travel advisors get plugged into all things technology at the first-ever “Tech Days” hosted at Cruise Planners new Home Office in Florida.
September 19th, 2019
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, adds another seven gold and a silver Magellan to its growing list of awards and accolades.
September 16th, 2019
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative wins the most awards at the World’s Leading Cruise Lines Excellence Awards taking home four Franchise Agency Network Excellence Awards.
August 22nd, 2019
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative recently hosted their 2019 Luxury and River Cruise Forum at Secrets the Vine in Cancún, Mexico.
August 16th, 2019
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative announced it is officially a Trustee member of the Coral Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce.
August 8th, 2019
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, is thrilled to announce the promotion of Theresa Scalzitti to Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
July 1st, 2019
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Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, announced today that it has been ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s “Top Franchises For Less Than $50,000” list.
May 23rd, 2019
Brace yourself, summer is coming! School’s out and for educators that typically means an unpaid 10-week break from school.
May 3rd, 2019
Cruise Planners® has once again been awarded top-producing travel agency by modern luxury cruise brand, Celebrity Cruises.
April 24th, 2019
In a bustling South Florida hospitality hub, Cruise Planners® has been ranked 23rd on this year’s list of Top Workplaces in South Florida by the Sun Sentinel and as the No. 1 company in the Travel/Vacations category.
April 23rd, 2019
Cruise Planners executives and top travel advisors traveled to Grand Fiesta Americana in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for a hands-on training and celebration of its travel advisors’ outstanding annual sales during Cruise Planners’ Elite...
March 29th, 2019
Cruise Planners was named Best Large Company at the Coral Springs Business Excellence Awards on March 20.
March 26th, 2019
For the 16th straight year, Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, earned the ranking of No. 1 Travel Franchise to Own in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500®.
January 10th, 2019
This year, Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, kick-started its 25th anniversary celebration at its annual conference.
December 3rd, 2018
With nine Travel Weekly 2018 Magellan Awards to add to its awards shelf, Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, continues to pave the way for franchise companies as a MarTech powerhouse.
September 12th, 2018
Cruise Planners®, an American Express Travel Representative, has once again earned a spot on Inc. magazine’s 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies.
August 31st, 2018
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, recently hosted its second annual Luxury and River Cruise Forum in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
July 31st, 2018
The top-producing franchise owners of Cruise Planners®, an American Express Travel Representative, traveled with Cruise Planners co-owners Michelle Fee and Vicky Garcia to Peru and the ruins of Machu Picchu
March 21st, 2018
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Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, welcomes Scott Koepf as Vice President of Strategic Development to the nation’s leading home-based travel agency network.
February 21st, 2018
Cruise Planners®, an American Express Travel Representative, rolled out its newest proprietary technology solution, CP Maxx™.
February 8th, 2018
Each January, the cruise industry experiences what the insiders call “Wave Season,” a few months of the richest cruise deals and perks for travelers.
January 16th, 2018
For 15 years, Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, has ranked as the best travel franchise to own on Entrepreneur’s Annual Franchise 500 list.
January 11th, 2018
With the integration of faster, innovative technology in the travel landscapes, travelers’ expectations have elevated and travel agents are curating experiences exceeding their clients’ wants.
December 19th, 2017
This year, Cruise Planners®, an American Express Travel Representative, hosted the 2017 Cruise Planners® Convention at The Grand at Moon Palace in Cancun, Mexico.
November 13th, 2017
Cruise Planners®, an American Express Travel Representative, recently earned a FranTech Award from the International Franchise Association (IFA) and continues to stand out as a leader in innovation and technology.
November 6th, 2017
Cruise Planners®, an American Express Travel Representative, hosted hundreds of their travel advisors in Cancun, Mexico for its annual convention.
October 17th, 2017
Cruise Planners®, an American Express Travel Representative, continued its legacy of achievement by winning eight Magellan Awards from Travel Weekly, the premier award for the travel industry.
September 20th, 2017
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative invited this year’s top-producing travel advisors from the Cruise Planners franchise network on an exclusive week-long trip to the shores of the Galapagos Islands.
June 28th, 2017
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, stands apart from the competition as the No. 1 Travel Franchise on Entrepreneur’s 2017 Best of the Best list.
May 22nd, 2017
Committed to providing the latest tools and continual, specialized training to its network of more than 1,800 franchise owners, Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, has launched Cruisitude™ Academy.
April 12th, 2017
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Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, is making it easy for franchise owners to grow their businesses by introducing a new virtual associate training program.
March 13th, 2017
Cruise Planners is recognized by Franchise Business Review for its commitment to transitioning, training and supporting veterans, the active military community and their spouses.
March 8th, 2017
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, has been recognized as a Top Franchise for Women on a newly debuted report by Franchise Business Review.
February 24th, 2017
This month, Stacy Lowman joined the team in a new role created to heighten the focus on travel agent and internal training and development.
January 17th, 2017
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, the nation’s largest home-based travel agency franchise network in the industry, continues to have a strong hold on best travel franchises to own.
January 11th, 2017
In 2017, Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel representative will host more in-depth regional trainings in key markets.
December 19th, 2016
Cruise Planners has seen an increase in travelers booking their vacations further out and with many vacations for 2017 already booked, the company shares the top travel trends of 2017.
December 15th, 2016
This month, more than 600 travel agents and industry partners joined Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, at the Light the Night walk in Miami in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society® (LLS).
November 21st, 2016
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, announced a newly-redesigned website that offers travelers an easier way to plan travel and connect with their travel advisor to book travel.
November 4th, 2016
This year Brian Shultz, CIO of Cruise Planners is being commended for his innovative and advanced technology skills.
October 4th, 2016
The strongest offers, value-added amenities and more cruise benefits are the rewards for travelers who book their trip during the month of October – which is “Plan a Cruise Month.”
September 29th, 2016
Cruise Planners travel advisors have access to the largest and most well-established travel visa and passport company in the world to assist clients with obtaining the proper travel documentation during this time.
September 14th, 2016
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Millennial travelers are leading the way in travel agent bookings, according to a recent study by Association of Travel Agents (ASTA).
August 24th, 2016
Cruise Planners travel advisors can overtake competition with an enhanced Completely Packaged Vacations, a custom solution that bundles vacations to provide the best rates and commission levels available.
August 16th, 2016
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, the nation’s largest work-at-home travel agent franchise network in the industry, today announced the theme and highlights for the sold-out Cruise Planners 2016 Annual Convention.
July 14th, 2016
To celebrate, Cruise Planners, the nation’s largest network of home-based travel advisors, is encouraging travelers to visit some of the most iconic national parks from sea to shining sea.
July 7th, 2016
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, welcomes Stacie Faulds as its new Director of Marketing.
June 27th, 2016
On Saturday, Beverly Brean, a Home Office Team member at Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, was named the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society® (LLS) Woman of the Year.
June 9th, 2016
Cruise Planners co-owner and COO, Vicky Garcia, was honored last week at the 100 Outstanding Women in Broward County on behalf of the Boys and Girls Clubs.
May 20th, 2016
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, the nation’s leading home-based travel agency network will be welcoming Theresa Scalzitti, a 20-plus year veteran with Royal Caribbean International to the team.
February 17th, 2016
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, the nation’s leading home-based travel agency network announces that Matt Kruszewski has joined the franchisor as Corporate Director of Finance.
January 28th, 2016
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel representative announced three separate Boot Camps to service Cruise Planners travel agents across the U.S.
January 26th, 2016
For the first time ever, Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, won the Chairman’s Award for Overall Achievement from Royal Caribbean International.
January 19th, 2016
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, reveals the top 10 travel trends that will continue to drive leisure travel into 2016.
January 6th, 2016
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